When a CCTV camera spots something of interest, a recorder ensures you can go back and view it later. You can set up your cameras to record everything they capture, but that takes up a lot of storage space. For this reason, you may want to program your cameras to record only during certain times of the day or when they detect movement. Your video recording options include DVR and NVR.
DVRs, or digital video recorders, are the modern replacement for analog recorders that use videotapes. DVRs capture footage from analog cameras in a digital format at the desired resolution and frames per second. When the hard disk gets full, new images will record over the oldest footage first.
NVRs, or network video recorders, work similarly to DVRs, but they’re compatible with IP cameras. Your cameras and NVR connect via a network switch or router. You can easily access footage on an NVR through a web browser or mobile app.
A Note about hard disks: Make sure you select surveillance-grade hard disks for your DVR or NVR. These are built with more durable components than regular computer hard drives so they can run 24/7 if necessary.
To view live or recorded footage from your security cameras, you must hook up your DVR or NVR to a TV or monitor. The display unit for your CCTV system can range from a simple monochrome screen to an HD color monitor. If you have IP cameras, you can also view footage remotely from a smartphone or computer.
INSTALL CCTV IN YOUR BUSINESS
Whether your goal is to deter break-ins and theft, prevent vandalism, monitor traffic, or keep an eye on employees, CCTV could provide a significant benefit for your business. State Systems Inc. can expertly design and install a CCTV system in your Tennessee, Arkansas, or Mississippi business.
Whether you need basic wired analog cameras, or you want the latest wireless IP cameras with every advanced feature available, we can address your needs. We can also help you overcome problems with camera vandalism by offering dust-resistant housings and bullet-resistant, explosion-proof casings. Our wide range of affordable, high-quality CCTV products is sure to be the perfect addition to your company’s security efforts.